Ministry of the Word (MOW):
True Spirituality (TS)
Improving Our Spiritual Understanding
Theme: Embrace Hard Work & Diligence!
But Jesus answered them, My Father worketh hitherto, and I work(John 5:17).
To excel in life, you must embrace the attitude of hard work and apply God’s principles. In Christ, our God is very much against laziness and non-challance. If you are hardworking, and you apply the principles of God in Christ, you can never lack in anything.
One clear attribute that our Lord and Saviour , Jesus Christ exhibited while on earth was hard work, as per
our memory verse above. He was not only hardworking but diligent, zealous and sincere.
God is so much against laziness that His word says, a lazy person should not eat. Of course, the end result of not eating is death! Hear what the word of God says through apostle Paul: ‘For even when we were with you, this we commanded you, that if any would not work, neither should he eat’ (2 Thess 3:10).
Aside from hard work, one of the very key principles of God is DILIGENCE. In a very simple term, diligence means paying ATTENTION to MINUTE DETAILS in what ever you are doing. The Word says: ‘Seest thou a man diligent in his business? he shall stand before kings; he shall not stand before mean men’ (Prov 22:29).
Truly all the promises and blessings of God are tied to diligent obedience of His words eg Deu 28:1-14; Exo 15:26.
God will not bless a lazy person. Also, one can be hardworking without seeing results, if he does not apply the principles of God. To obtain God’s blessing, you have to be hardworking, diligent, transparent, honest, sincere, dedicated, generous etc. Non challant attitude to work is a major cause of destruction. The book of Proverbs says: ‘He also that is slothful in his work is brother to him that is a great waster’ (Prov 18:9).
A few of my spiritual children are currently struggling seriously in the area of diligence and integrity. Aside from lack of diligence, many are inconsistent in doing God’s work. I keep praying that God’s grace be multiplied in their lives in Jesus name. Amen.
Prayer: Receive increasing grace of hard work, diligence and application of God’s principles in Jesus name. Amen.
Yours in the Vineyard. Ben Bassey, Iyobosa, & the MOW family
Spiritual Counselling Helpline:
In the Ministry Of the Word (MOW)-Acts 6:4, we primarily encourage and empower believers to be rich in the words of God: ‘let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom…’ (Col 3:16). The entrance of the WORD is the true source of LIGHT in a dark world(Ps 119:130). We also encourage believers to speak to one another ‘in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs…’(Eph 5:19). We encourage everyone to ‘seek first the kingdom of God & his righteousness…’(Matt 6:33). Righteousness exalts…(Prov 14:34). We emphasize that pure Christianity is about True Spirituality in Christ Jesus. We emphasize that the POWER in the blood of Jesus has set us FREE from bondage, and that where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty (2Cor 3:17). Jesus is the Truth…(John 14:6). The words of God are spirit & are Life(John 6:63). We allow the Scriptures to answer all questions. We create the awareness that Jesus has made all true believers ‘kings and priests unto God and his Father…’(Rev 1:6). In addition, as a spiritual body, we also empower unbelievers, using the principles of our Lord Jesus Christ with the understanding that when they witness the power of the living God, they will exalt his holy name (Psalm 46:10). One major objective of MOW is to increasingly improve everyone’s spiritual understanding! Spiritual ignorance is a major cause of human destruction(Hosea 4:6). Indeed, many children of God have ‘gone into captivity, because they have no knowledge’ (Isa 5:13). Please note that the MOW is an initiative and the spiritual arm of Abasi Health Foundation (AHF). AHF is a registered NGO in Nigeria , with the primary objective of empowering all groups of people to optimize their health. It is aimed at encouraging everyone to have increasing awareness of three broad levels of health: Physical, Mental and Spiritual. May God give you the grace of increasing understanding in Jesus Name. Amen. Websites: http//www.ministryoftheword.org; http//www.abasihealthfoundation.org
It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life (John 6:63).
All scriptures from KJV unless otherwise specified